The Return of the King

The Return of the King

Alternate cover edition here. The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest continues. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and took part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escaped into Fangorn For Alternate cover edition here. The Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures as the quest ...

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Title:The Return of the King
Author:J.R.R. Tolkien
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Return of the King
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:490 pages pages

The Return of the King Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    May 28, 2009
    Writers who inspire a genre are usually misunderstood. Tolkien's reasons for writing were completely unlike those of the authors he inspired. He didn't have an audience, a genre, and scores of contemporaries. There was a tradition of high adventure fairy tales, as represented by Eddiso...
  • Roly Chuter
    May 16, 2007
    I?m sure glad Stevie didn?t bother to read this one: Sam and Frodo wake up in some swamp/heath/mountain pass Frodo: We?re lost, oh its awful, I?m hungry, we only have 3 pieces of elfin bread left Sam: Don?t worry Frodo I?m here for you, you have the bread Sam and Frodo ...
  • mark monday
    Apr 05, 2011
    ? ? ? ? ? a rousing climax to the most ravishing love story of the modern age. tempestuous, tormented Frodo at long last learns to accept the love of his lifemate - the loyal and submissive Samwise Gamgee, bottom-extraordinaire. this is truly a tale of love's labour hard-w...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 19, 2010
    494. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, J.R.R. Tolkien The Return of the King: Sauron sends a great army against Gondor. Gandalf arrives at Minas Tirith to warn Denethor of the attack, while Théoden musters the Rohirrim to ride to Gondor's aid. Minas Tirith is besieged. D...
  • Alejandro
    Jul 31, 2014
    The last stand for the control of Middle-Earth! I WENT TO MIDDLE-EARTH AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CRUMMY RING That?s the message in a t-shirt that I got in a tourism travel (and I still have it!). I thought that it was appropiate to begin my review about the third part and fi...
  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008
    I?ve read the three volumes of LotR more than once, and seen the three films often enough that I sometimes forget what was in (or not in) which. ?One does not simply mix up movie and book quotes? But there?s one huge difference that burned deep: Peter Jackson omitted...
  • Stephen
    Jun 05, 2010
    ***NEW LAWSUIT UPDATE BELOW (6-30-11)...Lone reviewer continues fight with corporate ASSCLOWNS powers in epic 1st Amendment battle royale.*** 4.0 stars. FULL REVIEW (hopefully) to follow after resolution of the lawsuit* filed against this reviewer in the District Court of Narnia by,...
  • Will Byrnes
    Nov 05, 2008
    The conclusion to my favorite series of all time. Will Frodo be able to complete his mission? Will such completion cost him his life? Can Middle Earth be saved? Ok. I know. You've seen the wonderful Peter Jackson films. But there is nothing like reading it for yourself. It is the diffe...
  • Manny
    Jun 03, 2018
    As a German, I am still a pre-teen, and I had to read the last volume of the German edition of The Lord of the Rings as a pre-teen. I am not sensitive enough to the nuances of language to be able to comment on the interesting debate about this new translation, which excited many people...
  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 22, 2008
    Ah, The Return of the King. The end of a sweeping epic, one which held me firmly in its grasp as a child and still holds a place in my heart as an adult. Everything is in motion and actually coming to an end almost from the first page of this last book in the trilogy. Frodo is ever ...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Aug 23, 2009
    What else can I say? I enjoyed all these three books included in The Lord of the Rings (5 STARS), (5 STARS) and now (5 STARS). It has the most tight interesting plot, memorable characters and universal unending theme: the triumph of good over evil. In fact, in the clo...
  • Bradley
    Mar 26, 2013
    Ah, at long last, I finished my fifth or sixth reread of The Return of the King, marveling at just how unstated Peter Jackson's tongue-in-cheek faux endings were in comparison with the real thing. Ah yes! The action is definitely glorious in both! The emotions brilliant! Wave after ...
  • Jonathan
    Feb 09, 2011
    A Review of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, by Sauron [Oprah Winfrey voice-over]: We all remember him. Sauron, the displaced Lord of the Rings. Once feared by millions, Sauron has been living in relative squalor in what he prefers to remain an undisclosed location. [Video...
  • Lyndz
    Jun 08, 2011
    Well, there really IS no greater compliment... ...
  • James
    Jan 07, 2012
    Book Review 4 of 5 stars to The Return of the King, the third book in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, written in 1955, by J.R.R. Tolkien. After reading the first two books in this series, how can you not finish it with this one? I knocked them back between 9th and 10th grades, lo...
  • Mike (the distracted librarian)
    Jun 06, 2019
    EXTENDED EDITION MOVIES MARATHON TIME!!!!!! ???? my place at 5 am. Bring snacks. ?Note: there are much more scholarly reviews available out there, so if that interests you, I would refer you to reviews like this one: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... or the of...
  • Liz
    Nov 26, 2012
    Is it even possible to review a legend? To write a review about a completely different and unique world? It is not. It is just not possible. Just imagine writing a review about our world, about all the countries and cities and cultures and all the wars. It would simply be too lo...
  • Anish Kohli
    Mar 15, 2018
    ?So we come to it in the end, the great battle of our time, in which many things shall pass away. But at least there is no longer need for hiding. The board is set, and the pieces are moving. And now all realms shall be put to the test, to stand, or fall ? under the Shadow.? Pe...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Jan 17, 2014
    Tolkien is the master of world building. With his writing comes generations of detailed history and lore. Middle Earth did not simply spring up overnight. Instead it is firmly established with the most thorough groundwork that is simply unmatched. And here his epic trilogy comes to an ...
  • Glenn Sumi
    Mar 21, 2016
    My First Journey Through Middle-earth Cometh To An End (a.k.a., Hey Folks, I Made It There And Back Again!) Wow. I did it! I journeyed over some 1200 pages, met strange creatures, witnessed real magic, wept, gasped, laughed, moaned, yawned (occasionally), and by the end of it a...
  • Brian
    Dec 29, 2014
    2019 Update, Seven: Seventh time I've departed from the fellowship. My heart bursting with living flames. Such sweet sadness. 2018 Update, Sixth Read: -Imagine your worst experiences in life, the most horrible feelings you've felt, or the most excruciating suffering you've gone th...
  • Alex
    Nov 30, 2016
    The Return of the King is the last installment of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Can the companions defeat the power of Sauron? Will there be peace in the land of Middle-earth once more, or shall the darkness overpower the world? I want to write an amazing review for this series, be...
  • R.K. Gold
    Jan 09, 2018
    So I loved this book but it really just dragged on. I mean of the Lord of the Rings series, this was probably my least favorite. The climax felt incredibly short, as did the battle and the ring was destroyed less than three-quarters of the way through. There was an incredibly long jour...
  • James
    Apr 02, 2015
    ?The Lord of the Rings?: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien?s three volume masterpiece comprising ?The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King? ? is quite simply a literary, artistic and intellectual creation and achievement of epic and monumental proportio...
  • Merphy Napier
    Dec 28, 2018
    here's the video where I did a review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOsui... ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Dec 22, 2016
    The Return of the King takes about a hundred pages to sink one's teeth into, but persevering is worth it for the glint of sunrise on a victorious maiden's hair, for the show of willpower against all odds in the eleventh hour, and for the golden bloom of a happy ending. ...
  • Paul E. Morph
    Jul 15, 2015
    Well, I've come to the end of the road once more... This was my tenth reading of Tolkien's saga of Middle Earth (the first time I visited was in 1986) and it's pointless trying to write a balanced review of my favourite books. Suffice it to say that these books are a part of me; writte...
  • Kerri
    Feb 18, 2018
    A perfect final volume to an epic adventure. I came to love the characters dearly and was sad to finish the story in many ways. The last chapter in particular was very emotional. ...
  • J. Treader
    Mar 19, 2018
    Heck yeah! I?ve read The Lord of the Rings! *buys a sword* ...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Jun 30, 2016
    "I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil." You know the drill - Sam and Frodo are on their way to Mordor to try and destroy the ring, but not without a companion lurking in the shadows... The armies of the Dark Lord are massing in an epic battle for Middle Earth.....